Bob Steuber

Team
Buffalo Bills
Date Range
1943-1948
Position
Tailback

Bio

  • 9th overall pick in the 1943 NFL Draft.
  • A star halfback out of CBC High School in St. Louis, Mo., Steuber lettered at MU in 1940-41-42.
  • He was a two-time all-Big-Six selection, who won all-America honors in 1942, and is one of three Tigers to have their jersey number (37) retired.
  • He still holds six scoring and one rushing record at MU and his 2,030 career rushing yards ranks fifth in school history. That total stood as the MU career rushing record for 28 years.
  • He posted MU’s first 1,000-yard rushing campaign in 1942, ranking second in the nation with 1,098 yards.
  • When MU led the nation in rushing in 1941, he was third in the nation with 855 yards.
  • Steuber played in the East-West Shrine and College All-Star games following graduation, then played professionally with the Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Dons and Buffalo Bills.
  • He was inducted into the State of Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 1968, and the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame in 1971.